UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM urge European states to boost education for refugee and migrant children
Key challenges include lack of school spaces, teachers not adequately trained, language barriers and limited access to psychosocial support
Syrian refugees struggle to reach family in Malta
For Ali and Mohammad, both 23, the hardest part of their journey should have been over once they'd escaped hardship, cruelty and violence in the ancient and embattled Syrian city of Palmyra.
Mediterranean crossings in 2015 already top 100,000
As of June 8, a total of 103,000 refugees and migrants had arrived in Europe: 54,000 in Italy, 48,000 in Greece, 91 on Malta and 920 in Spain.
UNHCR calls for urgent action as hundreds feared lost in Mediterranean boat sinking
Available information is that the boat overturned shortly before midnight on Saturday, in Libyan waters, some 180 kilometres south of Italy's Lampedusa Island.
UNHCR Chief expresses shock at new Mediterranean boat tragedy
Mediterranean crossings to Italy and Malta exceed 8000 in first six months of 2013
Some 8,400 migrants, asylum-seekers reach Italy and Malta by sea in first half of 2013
Most arrived in Italy and Malta, departing from North Africa, principally Libya. The rest crossed from Greece and Turkey, landing in southern Italy.
Somali refugee survivors land on Malta beach, 7 reported dead
Survivors of sea voyage to Malta say seven Somali refugees died
Latest deaths bring the number of reported or confirmed dead among people attempting to reach Europe from Libya to 81 this year.